SLM Solutions NA

30 Rue Émilien-Marcoux
Unit 102
Blainville,  QC  J7C 0B5

Canada
905-670-4333
http://www.slm-solutions.us
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SLM Solutions North America | Your Metal Additive Manufacturing Equipment Partner
SLM Solutions takes a vested interest in your company’s long-term success with metal AM. As part of our commitment to partner with customers, SLM Solutions North America has an office and development lab in Metro-Detroit to foster collaboration on projects. Partnering with our colleagues in Germany, our local team of North American experts, including service, application, and systems engineers, as well as a Ph.D. metallurgist, provide full installation, maintenance, training and other learning opportunities, allowing us to harness the capabilities and exercise best practices for selective laser melting.


 Press Releases

  • The Supervisory Board of SLM Solutions Group AG has announced new appointments and nominations to its leadership ranks, while a capital injection of €13 million will continue to fund growth and development projects.

    After the announcement in late 2018 that Uwe Bögershausen would not extend his contract beyond June 2019, the Supervisory Board of SLM Solutions resolved last week on appointing a new CEO to complete its Executive Board. Meddah Hadjar will join the company effective May 1, 2019 as CEO. Meddah Hadjar brings a wealth of international experience in product management, additive manufacturing and engineering, having served in key leadership roles within the aviation, oil & gas and power & energy business units at General Electric, to which SLM Solutions has sold many of its selective laser melting systems.

    Hans-Joachim Ihde, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, believes that Meddah Hadjar’s broad international experience makes him the ideal candidate to lead SLM Solutions. “We are very happy to have signed Mr. Hadjar to bring the company back on its growth track.”

    Furthermore, three current members of the Supervisory Board have announced their retirement or stated that they will not stand for reelection in June: Peter Grosch, Lars Becker and Bernd Hackmann. Michael Mertin, Magnus René and Thomas Schweppe have been recommended to join as new Supervisory Board members. They will complement and strengthen the Supervisory Board by bringing additional experience in additive manufacturing, industrial manufacturing and capital markets to SLM Solutions. Michael Mertin was former CEO of Jenoptik, Magnus René was former CEO of ARCAM and Thomas Schweppe is Managing Director of 7Square and former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. “We thank Peter Grosch, Lars Becker and Bernd Hackmann for their services and are encouraged by the fresh perspectives and unique experiences that the candidates Michael Mertin, Magnus René and Thomas Schweppe will bring to SLM Solutions,” Hans-Joachim Ihde stated.

    Moreover, the fresh injection of proceeds from the capital increase will bolster the company’s funding for further growth and R&D projects. Elliott, SLM’s largest shareholder, together with ENA Investment Capital, emphasized their commitment to the company and its future prospects with a total investment of approximately €13 million to allow the company to further focus on growth. Franck Tuil, senior portfolio manager at Elliott, stated, “The commitment of additional capital is based on our belief in SLM’s technological leadership in the additive manufacturing industry and its strong customer base. We look forward to continuing our collaborative relationship with the Company and are confident the newly appointed CEO and a strengthened Supervisory Board can successfully position SLM to realize its significant potential, delivering compelling value to all of SLM’s stakeholders.”

  • SLM Solutions celebrates the grand opening of their new expanded office facilities and application center for their head office in China. After establishing Chinese operations in Shanghai in 2015, the new facility will strengthen SLM Solutions’ presence in China and allow local staff to collaborate with customers to foster selective laser melting innovation.

    Fig. 1: New Applications Center in Shanghai

    With over 100 customers, industry contacts, and local government representatives, SLM Solutions celebrated with festivities and a tour through the new customer service and application engineering center. Customer success stories, such as from Divergent3D on the prospects for industrializing metal additive manufacturing, a were also incorporated into the day and a second day of customer workshop training will also be offered on SLM Solutions’ technical products and services as well as standardization processes.

    Fig. 2: Over 150 customers, industry contacts, and local government representatives celebrated the grand opening.

    The new facility has four selective laser melting machines installed, one SLM®125, two SLM®280, and one SLM®500 system. The application center also includes equipment to represent the supporting process-chain to an SLM build, including post-processing capabilities, a metallurgical lab and best-practice examples for powder storage and operation. Expanded capacity for calibration equipment, spare part storage and a growing customer support team will allow the company to continue its growth in the region.

    Fig. 3-4: The new facility has four selective laser melting machines and numerous metal components.

    “China is a growth market for us as the manufacturing sector is continuing to transform with industrial selective laser melting applications,” Meddah Hadjar, CEO of SLM Solutions Group AG said. “This new office not only continues our commitment to the Chinese market, but also provides more resources for our local experts to support customers, ensuring they are successful and facilitating their innovation.”

    Fig. 5: Meddah Hajar, CEO of SLM Solutions Group AG speaks at the celebration.
    Fig. 6: With the ribbon cutting ceremony, the management officially opens the new subsidiary.

    “As we continue to grow our Chinese team, the opening of our Shanghai Application Center is an important milestone in SLM Solutions’ development and indicates the confidence in the Chinese market. As part of the global strategy for growth we have the capacity to more than double our number of employees and the equipment to support all Chinese users with the technological resources shared by our applications centers around the world. We can also provide high-quality, fast technical services to better promote the development of selective laser melting and create more value for customers,” says Jerry Ma, General Manager of SLM Solutions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd..

    Fig. 7: Jerry Ma, General Manager of SLM Solutions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is giving a speech at the grand opening.
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